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S Jaishankar discusses bilateral ties, trade pact with Canadian counterpart Melanie Joly | Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi express grief over deaths due to earthquake in Turkey, Syria | At least 2,300 killed as 3 powerful earthquakes hit Turkey, Syria | PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate India Energy Week 2023 tomorrow | Assam: G20 delegates visits Kaziranga National Park

Soyuz rocket with Galileo satellites lifts off: ESA

Brussels, Aug 22 (IBNS) The European Space Agency (ESA) on Friday said the Soyuz rocket launched Europe's fifth and six Galileo satellites from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Briefing Security Council, senior officials urge UN system-wide approach to early warning, conflict prevention

New York, Aug 22 (IBNS) The Security Council on Thursday expressed its commitment to consider and use the tools of the United Nations system to ensure that warning signals about potential conflicts trigger "early, concrete preventive action," as senior UN officials urged the body to take up the challenge of helping move the Organization from a culture of reaction towards one of prevention.

Union Minister echoes Greenpeace's concerns on pesticide residue in tea

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IBNS): Expressing serious concern on the issue of pesticides residue in tea, Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in a recent media interview, raised questions on the safety of consumers.

Mild earthquake hits Himachal Pradesh

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit the northern state of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.

BSF men set Limca Book of Records in tree planting

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IBNS) In a special tree planting drive on Tuesday, Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, in a concerted team effort, set a LIMCA Book of Record by planting saplings at all BSF locations.

Strong earthquake hits Iran, 50 injured

Tehran, Aug 18 (IBNS): At least 50 people injured as an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit western Iran, close to the border with Iraq, on Monday, media reports said.

Climate change adaptation can help promote sub-Saharan African livelihoods: UN report

New York, Aug 14 (IBNS) Investing in ways to adapt to climate change will promote the livelihood of 65 per cent of Africans, the United Nations environmental agency reported, warning also that failing to address the phenomenon could reverse decades of development progress on the continent.

SC raps govt on Ganga clean up, seeks explanation

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IBNS) The Supreme Court has rapped the BJP government at the centre on the pace of cleaning up the Ganga, saying it has no urgency to save the river while having time for lesser issues.

"SW monsoon rainfall over the country likely to be 87 pct of the LPA"

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IBNS): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Space & Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said the latest estimate suggested that the 2014 southwest monsoon season rainfall over the country as a whole is likely to be 87 percent of the LPA with a model error of 4 percent.

All efforts will be made for revival of ancient Saraswati River, says Uma Bharti

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IBNS): Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Tuesday said that the Centre is committed to the revival of the ancient Saraswati river.

All efforts will be made for revival of ancient Saraswati River, says Uma Bharti

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IBNS): Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Tuesday said that the Centre is committed to the revival of the ancient Saraswati river.

New Delhi to BASIC Ministerial Meeting from tomorrow

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IBNS) The 18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting will be held in New Delhi from Thursday.

Global warming is man-made phenomenon: Singh

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IBNS) Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, MoS in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Space & Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said that global warming and climate change are man-made phenomena and therefore the remedy also lies to a large extent on greater public awareness.

Siddha Group plants trees at Kolkata Maidan to celebrate Forest Week

Kolkata, Aug 3 (IBNS): Siddha Group in association with Indian Army, Eastern Region, Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Centre for Contemporary Communication celebrated Forest Week recently in Kolkata by organizing a mass tree plantation at Maidan.

NASA selects instruments to track climate Impact on vegetation

Washington, July 31 (IBNS) NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station.